Contents of Unique Bridal Shop For Sale

Mobile County, AL

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A room full of special accessories!

Asking Price:$225,000

Established:2007

Contents of Unique Bridal Shop For Sale

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Asset Sale Description

Unique Boutique spcializing in hard-to-find vintage items

The current inventory consists of antique, vintage and contemporary bridal gowns, dresses and accessories. The gown and dress collection starts from the 1940's and continues to new up-to-the-minute selections. All are one of a kind! Too many designers to list. Some are previously worn but in clean, wearable condition. Many are new old stock, i.e. gowns from the 1970's with their original tags. Total retail value of the entire inventory is right at $750,000. However, all is priced quite reasonably and could stand updating. Unlike other depreciating retail clothing businesses, this inventory can and has gone up in value since the popularity of vintage and vintage-inspired clothing. There is not another collection that can revile it in the United States. Some of the wax headpieces date to the 1920's! This is a very affordable way to start or stock a fabulous store of your own.
It is a good idea to partner with an experienced seamstress because having someone in-house that can perform alterations and updates with personal customizations is a pivotal part of the business and definitely increases sales. If they can monogram, even better. My seamstress has always 'sublet' space (done as a percentage of her monthly billing) and is not my employee, so it is a nice adjunct revenue stream and hassle-free.
One additional point to recognize, I have found that the bridal garment business is nearly recession-proof (as much as anything can be) due to the fact that people are always going to get married and they plan to spend money doing it. If you are fair with your pricing and provide excellent customer service you will be successful. My client base is approximately 60% referred by other brides. It takes a little while to build up to that level but brides talk to each other.

I would be willing to transfer ownership of my recently redesigned website which carries the coveted name of www.the timelessbride.com and all the display pieces and furnishings for an additional $10,000. I have been offered more for it but it all goes together so beautifully. I presently have a webmaster that can make any changes that you may want or need as ownership of the website is transferred.

I started this business since its inception and it has grown over the last 11 years. I have loved every minute. It is very rewarding work! However, my husband wants me to retire so that we can travel. If the thought of being a part of a bride's happy and eventful journey to the alter fills you with delight, this unique opportunity is yours!

Detailed Information

Facilities:
Gowns and dresses: 1213 pieces (+/- 50) Accessories include: veils, tiaras, headpieces, boots, shoes, gloves, jewelry (necklace/earring sets, bracelets, earrings, brooches, hair combs and vines, garters, slips, ring bearer pillows, wraps, jackets, bouquets and holders, cake toppers, cake service and more!) Many are hand-crafted. Approximately 4,200 pieces! PLEASE NOTE: The cost of boxing and shipping is NOT included in the price. I am willing to assist in the process, as I am able.
Financing:
10% discount for cash transaction. If 1/2 down, seller can finance remainder.
Reason for Selling:
Owner retiring/relocating

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